Effects of Different Suture Techniques on Healing of Experimental Colonic Anastomosis

  • B. Zederfeldt
  • H. Jiborn
  • P. Blomquist


Anastomotic leakage and dehiscence after gastro-intestinal surgery endanger the life of the patient. The incidence of anastomotic complications is especially high after surgery on the left colon; anastomotic leaks are reported to occur in 2%–7% of colonic anastomoses in general [1–3], and in up to 25% after anterior resections [1, 4]. Goligher et al. [5], using early postoperative contrast enemas, reported an incidence of anastomotic leakage after anterior resections of over 50%. However, most of these leaks were subclinical.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Zederfeldt
  • H. Jiborn
  • P. Blomquist
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMalmö General Hospital University of LundMalmöSweden

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